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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Can Form 4797 Finance

Instructions and Help about Can Form 4797 Finance

Most people think the IRS section 179 deduction is some mysterious or complicated tax code. It really isn't, as you'll see. Essentially, section 179 allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment or vehicles during the tax year. That means that if you buy a piece of qualifying equipment, like a Nighthawk Raptor, by the end of the year, you can deduct the full purchase price up to a taxable loss from your gross income. This is a huge incentive to encourage business owners to buy equipment and invest in themselves. Millions of small businesses are taking action and reaping the benefits of these deductions. So, how does it work? Without the 179 deduction, when your business buys certain equipment or vehicles, it typically gets to write them off a little at a time through depreciation. As an example, if your company spends $75,000 on a truck, it gets to write off $15,000 a year for five years. Now, while it's true that this is better than no write-off at all, most business owners would really prefer to write off the entire purchase price in the year they buy it, potentially reducing their tax liability. In fact, if a business could write off the entire amount, they might add more equipment instead of waiting over the next few years. That's the whole purpose behind section 179 - to motivate the economy, keep your business moving in the right direction, and stay competitive. Now, in 2016, the entire cost can be written off on your tax return, up to $500,000. This is a big increase from other years. So, who can qualify for section 179? Any businesses that purchase, finance, and/or lease less than two million dollars in new or used business equipment during tax year 2016 should qualify. The...